Dr. Mike Fulton, Superintendent,  

Shawnee Mission School District

Dr. Fulton had been employed by the Pattonville R-III School District as Superintendent of Schools since July, 2007.  He previously served the district in several capacities including Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction; Assistant Superintendent for Planning and Assessment; and Director of Planning, Assessment and Research.


The Pattonville R-III School District serves about 5,500 students in suburban St. Louis County. Under Fulton’s leadership the district has become a high-performing school system that has been recognized at state and national levels for academic achievement.  The district has provided staff members with extensive training in instructional strategies that support implementing the curriculum with fidelity. The district has adjusted instructional practices to meet current and future realities and it has focused limited resources in areas that would have the greatest impact on achievement including providing high school students access to learning resources any time any where via a one-to-one laptop initiative.


Dr. Fulton was elected by his peers to serve on the AASA Governing Board and the MASA Executive Committee. He was member of the Northwest Community Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  He is also a member of the Bridgeton Kiwanis and a member of the North County Inc. Regional Development Association.


Please click the video to hear what he had to say about how Learning occurs in the 21st Century.

In July of 2018, Mike became Superintendent of the Shawnee Mission School District.


Contact Information:

Twitter:  @MikeFultonSMSD 

Shawnee Mission School District

8200 W. 71st Street

Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66204

Phone:  913.993.6401

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